Toggle Diagnostic Data Settings in Windows 11

When using Windows 11, Microsoft collects diagnostic data to enhance the performance, security, and overall user experience. This diagnostic data includes information about the hardware, software, and system interactions, allowing Microsoft to identify and address issues, improve features, and ensure the smooth functioning of Windows 11.  This diagnostic data is crucial for Microsoft to continuously...

Setup Phone Link for a New Phone on Windows 11

Phone Link for Windows is a useful tool to sync and use your phone with a Windows 11 PC without needing to switch back and forth between them. Now, if you have already linked a phone with Phone Link and now have a new phone, you would need to add the new phone to it on your PC for it to work. Here is how: Search for and open the Phone Link app on Windows 11 PC. Click on the gear...

How to Override Windows 11 Active Hours

Windows 11 update settings now include the option to override active hours. This is the Get me up to date feature. So, if you would like to download and immediately install updates even when the active hours are on, you can do so. Here is how: Open Windows settings (Win key + I) and click on Windows Update. From the updates pane, click on Advanced options.  By default,...

Manage Typing Personalization Privacy in Windows 11

Windows 11 by default stores and analyzes your typing patterns to offer personalized auto suggestions whenever you type. If this seems too invasive, you can turn this off to customize typing personalization. Here is how: Open Windows settings (Win key + I) > Privacy & security. From the privacy settings on the right side, click on Inking & typing personalization from under...

How to Manage Device Encryption in Windows 

Windows Device Encryption and BitLocker are both security features in Windows that help protect the information on your computer, but they work in slightly different ways. While BitLocker is unavailable for the Home editions of Windows , the Windows Device Encryption feature is present by default for all Windows editions. The differences between them can be summarized as below: BitLockerWindows...

How to Customize the Windows 11 Notepad

The redesigned Notepad app for Windows 11 includes new features like dark mode, tabs, rounded corners, and more. Another distinctive feature of this new Notepad is that by default it opens previously opened files rather than a blank file every time. You can customize all of these as needed. Here is how: Open Notepad and click on the settings icon from the right. This will...